today I discovered a problem with majordomos configuration file. I know its
stupid, but todays listowner aren't so familar with these things and then
they sometimes do very stupid things.
In the last days we had about 3 MB big files in our mail queue. I looked at
them and it contained hundreds of lines which look like:
Bounce: NON-Member-submission from (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For your note, chat is the listname. Now I thought that something must be
wrong. I looked at the configuration file and I found the following
problem, the listowner has set the sender keyword to chat. I changed it
immediately to owner-chat.
I think you can imagine what happens. If for example resend bounces an
email, because majordomo commands...., then it should go to the listowner,
but as the listowner has set the sender keyword to the listname it goes to
the list, but it bounces, because of non-member-submission and this happens
again and again.
I think it would be better, if majordomo checks when they submit the new
config file that the sender keyword isn't the listname.